JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: USA Passport holder? #general

Phyllis Kramer

David Lewin asked: "Is there anywhere I might learn who the holder of
USA Passport number 028017978 in early 1900's might have been? All I know
is his name: Simon BROWN or BRAUN
Thanks for any thoughts"

You might send a NARA inquiry to determine if they have the Passport
numbers. The online images have only the application numbers. You can
research indexed and imaged passport applications: 1791-1925 on
Ancestry or Footnote or FamilySearch.

Start with Ancestry's search, then card catalog, then look for passport.

On FamilySearch, click search, then records, then U.S. then view all
databases, and query passport. Or contact the National Archives,
Attn: Archives I Research Support Branch (NWCC1), 700 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW Washington, D.C. 20408-0001. You can also send an email to . Include your name and address; the passport
applicant's name, year of birth, place of residence at the time the
application was made, and the approximate year of travel. If they locate
the records, they will send you an order form and instructions on ordering

The original documents are located at the National Archives in Washington
D.C. (not at the NARA branches). The later passports are also in the NY
Public Library. Additional NARA information at: .

I checked Brown will find more information if you also check

Ancestry database: U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 lists 5
candidates: Simon De Brown 4 Sep 1873, Simon Hodder Brown 21 Jun 1924
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, Simon Haram Brown 17 Feb 1922 Woodmere,
Simon Brown 10 Jun 1902 New York, Simon De Brown Chicago Illinois

FamilySearch has a few different ones:,Simon H. Brown 1922,Simon H
Brown 1903,Simeon Brown 1912

Happy hunting!
Phyllis Kramer, New York City, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc:
family web site:

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